Beginners Courses

Next Intake

Our next scheduled beginners course will be indoors, starting on Monday 23 October 2017 at 6:30pm.

How much does the course cost?

Payment of £55 per person.


Payment details can be found on the application form at the bottom of this page.

Length of Course

The course lasts for 6 weeks of Monday evenings.  Arrive at 6:30pm to set up your equipment and start shooting at 7:00pm.  The session will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.


Complimentary tea and coffee and biscuits will be available.  

What should I expect to learn?

  • You will be taught basic techniques on how to safely shoot a recurve bow.
  • You will learn about different bow types and styles (compound, longbow, horsebow).
  • You will learn how to score in a tournament and will take part in a mini tournament at the end of the course.
  • At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion as proof that you have completed the Beginners Course. You can then use this certificate to join any archery club.

Location of Course

Indoor sessions take place at  the School Gym located in Dean Close School, Hatherley Road Cheltenham 


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If travelling by car please note that the School Gym hall is just a few meters up from the Bacon Theatre which is a short drive from the Junction 11 on the M5 and only 1½ miles from Cheltenham town centre. The Bacon Theatre entrance can be accessed via the Hatherley Road entrance to Dean Close School.  Simply follow the brown tourism signs from either end of the Hatherley Road. For satellite navigation purposes only, enter the postcode GL51 6EP


There is free on-site parking available at but please be aware that spaces cannot be guaranteed during busy periods so please allow plenty of time for parking. 

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Click on the file to download the course application form.

Beginners Form October 2017 (doc)

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Previous Courses

Apr-Jun 2017

We had 8 students on our outdoors summer course, with particularly good weather for the final shoot and certificate presentations.  We are delighted to welcome 2 new club members from the course: Chris and Illyana.

Jan-Mar 2017

Unlucky for some, but not for the 13 great students we had on our indoors winter course we ran in Winter 2017.  All graduated with flying colours and 5 students have now joined the club: Helen, Alice, Nigel, Stuart and Alun

Oct-Dec 2016

A large class of 15 students graduated off the autumn course 2016.  Welcome to another 7 club members: Sue, Damien, Leighton, Michael, Diarmuid and mother-daughter combo Katherine and Elizabeth.

2016

We ran an indoor course Jan - Mar 2016 and an outdoor course Apr-June 2016 which saw another 7 members join including Adam, Ash, Anne, Clive, John and father-daughter combo Chris and Kitty.

Oct-Dec 2015

Another keen group of students saw 7 new club members including 2 couples - Vicky & Mike, Katy & James, Tracey, Mark and Russ.

Apr-Jun 2015

Great weather for our summer course saw 12 students enjoying the evening sunshine on the field at CACSSA. 2 members enjoyed it so much they joined the club!  Welcome Roger and Lee.